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Monash University

Master of Business Law

Course code: 3159 ~ Course abbreviation: MBusLaw ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield, China)

    Course description

The course is designed to provide theoretical and practical knowledge in business law and to develop an understanding of and an ability to analyse a wide range of legal problems arising in the practice of business law. The course is of direct relevance to those involved in the private, commercial, or government sectors where business law issues are relevant. The course will enhance legal skills for students seeking placements in legal commercial and governmental regulatory and compliance positions, especially in Australia and Asia.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: describe theoretical and practical issues in a range of business law areas; analyse legal problems arising in business practice; develop skills in research, interpersonal communications, negotiation, ethical decision-making and analysis in a business law context; critically analyse legal issues of current importance to the business sector and formulate a considered view on the basis of sound research skills.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete six core units (36 points) as follows:

(i) one compuslory unit (6 points)

(ii) five units (30 points) chosen from the following of which at least four must be at 5000-level:

(b) students must complete two elective units (12 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other Departments in the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a research option is available with permission of the course coordinator. Students enrolling in the research option will be required to complete a Research project or Minor thesis equivalent to between one and four elective units.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Exit point

Students can exit early from this degree under the following conditions:

  • completion of four units - Graduate Certificate in Business.

    Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Contact details

Department of Business Law and Taxation: telephone +61 3 9903 1565; email:

Course coordinator

Mr Phillip Lipton